National History Center Climate Change Briefing

The National History Center continues its Congressional Briefings Series with its “Historical Perspectives on Climate Change,” 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Friday, April 27, 2007, in Room 385 of the Russell Senate Office Building, in Washington, DC.

The briefing features Professor James Rodger Fleming, Professor of Science, Technology and Society at Colby College, Maine. He currently holds the Roger Revelle Fellowship in Global Environmental Stewardship from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and is a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars where he is completing a book on “Weather and Climate Engineers: Fantasies of Control.”

Professor Fleming earned a B.S. in astronomy from Pennsylvania State University, an M.S. in atmospheric science from Colorado State University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in history from Princeton University. His books include Meteorology in America, 1800-1870, Historical Perspectives on Climate Change, and The Callendar Effect: The Life and Work of Guy Stewart Callendar.

This briefing is co-sponsored by the History of Science Society.

The National History Center’s Congressional Briefings are designed to provide historical context and perspective on current issues for policy makers and members of their staff. The speakers reflect upon historical events and developments that influence the evolution of current policies and provide knowledge pertinent to the consideration of policy alternatives.

A question and answers session will follow the presentation. If you are interested in attending this briefing, please RSVP by email or call 202-544-2422 ext. 103.